William P. Wood
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William P. Wood

WILLIAM P. WOOD is the author of nine thrillers and one nonfiction book. As a deputy district attorney in California, he handled thousands of criminal cases ranging from disturbing the peace to murder. He served as chief counsel to the Secretary of State of California, the Commissioner of the California Department of Corporations, and the Undersecretary of the Office of Secretary of State. Wood's literary works include "Rampage" (1985), "Gangland" (1988), Fugitive City (1989), "Court of Honor" (1991), "Stay of Execution" (1994), "Quicksand" (1998), "Pressure Point" (2004), and "The Bribe" (2006). His latest book is "Sudden Impact." A nonfiction book, "The Bone Garden" (1994), is the definitive account of serial killer Dorothea Puente, who was the subject of a nationwide hunt after nine bodies were dug up from her Sacramento, California yard. Wood earlier sent Puente to prison for drugging and robbing the elderly. On her release from prison, she began killing her victims. "The Bone Garden" has been referenced in multiple books and featured on TV. Many of Wood's novels have been optioned for motion pictures, two of which were produced. The first, "Rampage," was directed by Academy Award-winner William Friedkin ("The French Connection" and "The Exorcist"). "Court of Honor" was adapted into the TNT movie "Broken Trust" by Jane Fonda Films. It starred Tom Selleck and Elizabeth McGovern. The screenplay was written by Joan Didion and her husband John Gregory Dunne. To date, Wood's books have been translated into French, Spanish, Japanese, German, Greek, and Polish. He is currently at work on his next book. For more details, visit www.williampwoodbooks.com.
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